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Palgrave Studies in Oral History

Negotiating Genocide in Rwanda

The Politics of History

Authors: Jessee, Erin

  • Offer a 'view from below' of the Rwandan genocide unlike most analyses
  • Provides an analysis of individual Rwandans finding subtle ways to voice their own experiences and interpretations of the past
  • Creates a methodological framework for conducting oral histories of genocide and war survivors
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This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies of the Rwandan genocide, and Rwandan history more generally. In doing so, she explores the following questions: How do Rwandans use history to make sense of their experiences of genocide and related mass atrocities? And to what end? In the aftermath of such violence, how do people’s interpretations of the varied forms of suffering they endured then influence their ability to envision and support a peaceful future for their nation that includes multi-ethnic cooperation?

About the authors

Erin Jessee is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Oral History Centre, UK.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jessee, Erin

    Pages 1-44

  • An Official History: Commemorating “the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi”

    Jessee, Erin

    Pages 45-80

  • Memorial Staff: Between Official Narrative and Lived Experience

    Jessee, Erin

    Pages 81-116

  • Genocide Survivors: Complicating the Official Narrative

    Jessee, Erin

    Pages 117-148

  • Convicted Génocidaires: Keepers of “Bad History”

    Jessee, Erin

    Pages 149-188

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45195-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45194-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Negotiating Genocide in Rwanda
Book Subtitle
The Politics of History
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45195-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45195-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45194-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 illustrations in colour
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